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How to Verify Solid Gold & Gold Plate & Gold Filled
by Liy in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Gold jewelry and other gold collectibles have always been prized for their beauty and the valuable metal they contain. Because different types of manufacture use different amounts and qualities of gold in the creation of objects, it is important to know how to verify solid gold, gold-plated and gold-filled objects. Follow the descriptions below to determine the quality of your gold jewelry or othe

How to Remove Gold Finish to Sell as Scrap Gold
by odunthorne in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Gold finish or plating can be found on jewelry or on electronic parts such as circuit board fingers which are found inside computers. Gold finish on jewelry covers less valuable metals such as silver or various allow metals. Inside computers, the circuit board fingers look like gold fingers inserted into connectors. To make any kind of profit from selling the recovered scrap gold, you will need to

Can a White Gold Ring Be Made into Yellow Gold?
by Disco_TechnoStu in Weddings
White gold was created in the 1920s as a more affordable option for platinum. Modernly, it has become the second most popular color for gold, seconded only to yellow and followed closely by rose gold. CompositionTo make gold appear white, metal crafters will "bleach" it by adding nickel or palladium to the pure gold. More expensive varieties will then be plated in rhodium to give them an even w

Classroom Activities on Panning for Gold During the Gold Rush
by cpacini in Education
California’s 1849 Gold Rush brought many thousands of migrants from all over the world heading for the gold fields. Students can learn about this exciting and dangerous time through research and discussion, but there are many hands on activities that can help bring the experience to life. Many people still pan for gold as an outdoor hobby, but some are also serious prospectors, hoping to fin

How to Choose: Yellow Gold vs. White Gold Jewelry
by jwyse in Weddings
When trying to decide between white and yellow gold, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. White gold and yellow gold are actually quite similar in terms of value and popularity. This makes the decision largely a matter of personal opinion. However, there are subtle differences between the two that a buyer should be aware of before making a final purchase.Difficulty:Moderately

How to Pan for Gold at Crisson Gold Mine in Dahlonega, Georgia
by Robert M in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Take a trip back in time, and explore the art of panning for gold at Crisson Gold Mine. Whether your going as a group, with family, or just by yourself, you can easily learn about the hobbies, and way of life from back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Find treasure, in which you can turn into jewelry or simply find some pieces of gold for you and your children to enjoy, all the while learning

How to Start a Gold Party Gold Buying Business
by Geoffrey De Smet in Business
According to goldprice.org, the price of gold in the United States has increased an average of 19.3 percent per year since 2002. As of mid-2011, gold was selling at almost $1,600 per ounce. This has opened the door for many gold-buying businesses to open in large and small towns. There is another way you can open a business that exploits this high gold price: throw a gold party. With some careful

Separating Gold & Nickel to Make Pure Gold
by golazo in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Ever since its discovery, gold has been a symbol of wealth and power. It was first used to make jewelry and decorative items in 4,000 B.C. Because pure or 24-karat gold is very soft, other metals are added to facilitate easier handling for a wider variety of shapes and designs. Adding nickel to gold gives it a white or grayish color -- producing an alloy known as white gold. Nickel can, however, c

How to Sell Gold Safely and Find the value of Scrap Gold
by deshao in Personal Finance
Calculating the value of gold jewelry or gold coins is an important first step before selling gold scrap. Historically whenever the economy hits a low point the price of gold rises causing many to sell gold for needed cash. Understanding the terminology and math processes involved in measuring gold will help to insure getting the best prices when selling gold.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions

How to Make Sure a 14K Gold Ring Is Real Gold & Not Plated
by Neuromaster in Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Jewelry is not only an accessory, but it can also be an investment that can appreciate over time. If you are interested in purchasing gold but are concerned that you might get taken advantage of, there are a few things that you can look for to make sure that you are getting solid 14 karat gold and not something that is merely gold-plated, giving you confidence that your money is being well spent.D

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